FREE NAMI BASICS Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Teens with:

ADD/ADHD , PTSD, RAD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Autism, Schizophrenia


A program of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

These 6 week workshops have valuable information to help parents support children & teens with behavioral differences, while maintaining their own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who know what it’s like to have a child struggling with one of these brain disorders.  Topics covered will be the ‘no fault’ approach, getting an accurate diagnosis, overview of treatment options, the impact on family, communication, crisis management, systems involved with your child, record keeping, advocating & team building for you & your child.


Meets for 6 sessions FREE OF COST

Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.

Provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.


Why You Should Attend:


A toolkit of information

Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.

Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.

Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.

Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.

Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

A community

Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.


Please contact Marcus Boyd at 901-725-0305 or email at to register as space is limited. Class to start October 8th , 2019


Veronique Black

NAMI Memphis

901-725-0305 phone

901-725-0306 fax

3729 S. Hickory Ridge Mall

Suite #480

Memphis, TN 38115


You or someone you love has a mental illness. That’s why there’s NAMI

Applications and sign-up MONDAY, JUNE 5th from 8 am til 10 am @ 1404 Airways Blvd. Hiring $8 hourly, ages 13 to 19 for Memphis Jobs for TEENS. Orientation is immediately after from 10 am until 1 pm. Get paid for summer work. LEARN AND EARN. 901-300-2820

The Memphis Public Libraries summer camp applications are live on the  website. The Summer Camps are a main banner on the website that links directly to all of our summer camp applications. Along with the applications, there is a link to a FAQ that will pretty much answer all questions pertaining to the camps.



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The YMCA along with Youth United Way and Southwest TN Community College will host its Annual Teen Summit on Saturday, March 5th at Southwest Community College Whitehaven Center from 11:00 am4:00 pm for students in grades 8-12. We are encouraging all students to attend!

Because we are aware that our graduating seniors need community service/volunteer hours for the Tennessee Promise program, we are also giving 5 hours of service for participation in this event.

Space is limited, so we encourage students to register today! Please share this information!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Click the link to register for this event: TEEN SUMMIT REGISTRATION


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The Delta GEMS program of the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been nominated for the Imani Mentoring Award with the Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement! The 8th Anniversary and Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Memphis Education Association Building at 126 Flicker St. Memphis, TN 38104.

This event is open to the public. ‪#‎sctacDST‬ ‪#‎Memphis‬ ‪#‎choose901‬‪#‎mentoring‬ ‪#‎DST1913‬


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Cloud901 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, 11 am

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, 38111

Cloud901 is a state-of-the-art learning lab, free for teens ages 13-18.

This “safe space” includes video and audio production labs, editing and mixing stations, formal and informal learning areas, digital and analog displays, a performance area, a Maker Space, and brainstorming, homework, and collaboration zones. Teens can make and edit video and audio, use hi-tech equipment such as 3D printers, perform and create art, practice entrepreneurial skills, brainstorm and collaborate on ideas, and much more! Teens will enjoy expert-led workshops and self-guided learning with other teens, mentors, and volunteers.

Join us as we open the doors of #CLOUD901 for the first time, with the City of Memphis and Mayor A C Wharton, the Memphis Public Library, the Memphis Library Foundation, and others.

Read more about Cloud901 here.

Shelley Forrest Thomas, Communications/Donor Relations Manager

Memphis Library Foundation , 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

901-415-2873 ,

The Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is looking for a ministry minded person for our organization.

The following position is open:  Youth Empowered to Succeed Middle School Liaison

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.  Interested individuals should submit a résumé or come by our office at 785 Jackson Ave. to apply in person by

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by 5:00 pm.



POSITION DESCRIPTION:                          Date Prepared:                Date Approved:

YES Middle School Liaison                          3/1/15                               4/30/15

STATUS: Full-time, Salaried (TBD)

HOURS: 40 Hours per week

General Purpose of Position:

To strategically develop a strong partnership with Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School in order to expand the Youth Empowered to Succeed TRUTHSeekers program to evangelize, disciple, educate, empower, and advocate for the students, their parents, the school and the northern downtown community.


Primary Tasks:

The YES Middle Liaison will support the YES Associate Director with all youth-related tasks focused on middle school age students served at the North Downtown Center with a primary focus on building relationships with students and families from Humes Preparatory Academy. These tasks will include: supporting the facilitation of the Primary and Secondary sections of the YES department including, academic support, youth health and wellness initiatives, TRUTHSeekers Bible club, after school programs, summer camps, and special events while ensuring the implementation of NCC youth programs’ initiatives, mission, and values.



  • Serves as the liaison between NCC and Humes Preparatory Academy middle school, which will include: visiting the school weekly, implementing activities to build relationships with teachers and staff at school, identifying opportunities to serve the school community, etc.
  • Serves as the facilitator of NCC youth programs for the related age group (middle: 11-14 years old) at the North Center.
  • Works closely with the media specialist on script for the Junior TRUTHSeekers television program.
  • Assists with the leadership for the Youth Multi-Media summer program.
  • Meets and Collaborates with YES Associate Director on Secondary youth ministries endeavors.
  • Assists in the development and coordination of YES after school programs, summer camps, curriculum, and evangelism efforts.
  • Attends weekly meetings directed by the YES Associate Director to receive training and supervision of all activities related to youth programs to ensure that the team implements the mission and values of NCC.
  • Complies with all NCC policies and procedures (i.e. check requests, room requests, PTO requests, etc.).
  • Maintains attendance records and client data for each child served in Primary YES programs at the North Center.
  • Carries out any other duties deemed necessary.


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Must have a desire to work in ministry.
  • Must have the ability to train others and help facilitate programs.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills with a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds, including but not limited to youth, parents, and key stakeholders.
  • Must be able to identify specific needs of participants based on behavior and conduct and connect them to the proper resources.
  • Must have written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
  • Must be able to carry out the NCC Statement of Faith, Mission, and Values.

MIFA COOL Summer Camp

GRADES 9 & 10

JUNE 1-12

GRADES 11 & 12

JUNE 15 -26

Camp Site: MIFA – 910 Vance Avenue Memphis, TN 38126

This is a FREE five-day non-residential camp that will give teens a head start on the college access process!

Youth will participate in enriching activities that include college access support, career exploration and volunteer service opportunities.

Lunch will be provided.

Parents or legal guardians must attend a mandatory orientation at MIFA, Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m.

910 Vance Avenue

For more information or to register, contact Andrea Hill at (901) 529-4556 or

Memphis Public Library – “Hooked on Art” – May 16

This event is for visual artists ages 13-18. Just click   to get to the registration page.

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